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Jan 19, 2013 6:30am PST
can't wait to see. and you -- you are the only critic that matters. obama's economy, the sequel, crafting a legacy. you remember the original. the president inherits the worst economy since the great depression. billions in bailouts save the auto industry and stabilize wall street. where are the jobs? but the star of this show has his enemies, millions of americans turn to the tea party. their mission? stop this president from making fundamental changes, changes they see permanently damaging the u.s. economy. gridlock follows. and the 112th congress passes the fewest bills in 40 years. but in the end, its congressional approval that plunges, now standing at just 14%. the president insisted on higher taxes for the wealthy. part of his campaign designed to cast mitt romney as out of touch. his victory sealed, this president will have a sequel. >> for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the original was a drama. but what the sequel needs is action. to it craft a legacy, this president must bring lawmakers together. cliff after cliff, short-term thinking and po
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Jan 20, 2013 12:00am PST
will probably not get much applause today, but he will restore the american economy, secure america's place in the world and his own place in history. thank you for watching "memo to the president." if you have an idea for the president, join us in the conversation online on #obamamemo on twitter or cnn.com/fareed. you can see our regular show on sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. eastern. thank you for watching. >>> the toughest issues facing america, job, gun, health care, immigration, climate change and more. frankly, can both sides agree on anything? i'll talk to obama's campaign co-chair. >> we want stuff done. we want solutions. we don't need perfection. we need progress. >> we'll talk about his legacy. >> i think he can learn from the past and he's try to do that. >> and what obama needs to do for america. >> he's swinging big. swinging for the fences. >> second-term presidencies have been filled with misspent political capital. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. america has great expectations for president obama and at the same time the country is divided on issue
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Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
a few green sheets of the economy and if that begins to surge, david axelrod tells me later in the show, has a real chance. >> he has a huge agenda, a lot of opportunities and going to have to find a way to work with republicans not only in the senate but the house of representatives. let's see if he can do it. it's a huge, huge challenge and the responsibility is enormous, the opportunity is great. >> well, we have to see and itching to get to the party, wolf. >> love those people back there. did you hear the marching band? >> you know why i think they're so excited? your performance in skyfall. >> you were in "flight." >> that's why i wanted to mention it. >> i was in the james bond film. and you were in -- >> really great. really great for me. >> if you work really hard and play by the rules, some day maybe daniel craig and -- >> was it daniel craig or denzel washington oscar nominated? >> i don't know. >> it was denzel. do you know who helped him? me. >> let me point out. $1 billion in box office receipts worldwide. $1 billion. >> british, british. skyfall. wolf, go partying. >> tha
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm PST
green sheet of the economy if that was to begin to surge, he could have real chance of doing some big stuff. >> he's got a huge agenda. he's going to have to find way to work with the republicans. it's a huge challenge. the responsibility is enormous. the opportunity is great. >> i can see you're itching to get to the party. >> did can you hear the grambling university marching band? >> i hate to tell you i was in the james bond film. >> really great to me. >> was it daniel craig or denzel washington got nominated? >> i don't know. >> it was denzel. >> let me point out sky fall. $1 billion in box office receipts worldwide. $1 billion. >> british. >> sky fall. >> wolf, go party. such an honor to be in his presence. it's a night out of celebration here in washington. the star studded parties are continuing to pour out. we'll bring you the highlights as they happen. joining me rising democratic star, san antonio mayor. he knows about the presidency than any other person alive. let me start with you. you gave a sensational performance. barack obama did the same thing and became president.
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Jan 20, 2013 2:00am PST
's a lucky boy, many would argue, that he's gotten a second term, given the state of the economy, given the fact that most americans think the country is going in the wrong direction. he's been given that lucky second chance. and he campaigned well. you have to acknowledge him that. what are his challenges in the second term? >> the first thing every president has to be careful of in a second term, as margaret alluded to is overreach. there's a period after you win. especially after re-election. your first-term policies seem to have been validated, that you look at those results and you think you're all powerful. the famous example in recent history is george w. bush. in 2005, remember he came out and did that press conference and said he had political capital and meant to spend it and the first thing he tried to do was pass a plan to reform social security that was just destroyed by the democrats, and then katrina happened. and his presidency was over by the end of 2005, at least the second term. so, you know, i spent a lot of time reporting on this the last year, talking to white hous
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Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
. it was hope. it was change. as this president begins the second term, still a sluggish economy, a polarized political environment, what is the number one challenge as he prepares to address the american people tomorrow? >> well, i still think it is about the hope of the american people, and it is still historic, the second inauguration of this president. but at the same time, obviously, it's going to be working with congress to get the economy moving, moving forward in terms of the big initiatives that the president considers to be so important with regard to immigration reform, implementation of health care reform and making sure that everybody has an opportunity, has a shot at the american dream. >> you mentioned health care reform. you know, republicans would say he did that first last time. he got in our face. that ruined the environment. i know each side blames the other side. i don't want to revisit history, but as the president picks his order this time, republicans have, for example, shown a willingness to work on immigration. should he do immigration before gun control, try to coop
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
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Jan 21, 2013 10:00pm PST
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
here in many respects, whether it is deficits, measures to help economy, immigration, gun safety legislation, there's huge support amongst all independents, democrats and republicans throughout the country. the barrier is there's factions here in congress, republicans in congress out of the mainstream. we need to bring the american people to-to-these debates. >> do you need to bring the american people into these debate buys suggesting evil motivation by your opponents? i think that's what -- you know, it's hard to see a president calling you for unity when he is suggesting that people who disagree with him don't disagree with him on policy but because they care more about the nra or they don't care, in the case of the debt ceiling, whether the country falls into recession again? is that the way to go about it? >> the debt ceiling it is truth. think about this, can dirk the first time in our country. >> reminding people president himself, when he was in the senate, voted against the debt ceiling, these people that he is suggest want the country to go into default are doing the sa
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Jan 22, 2013 1:00am PST
mission is to leave office like a ronald reagan, being the president who turned around an economy, restored the confidence of a nation in its place in the world. no. he turned inward. and he said my mission here is to pick up the legacy of martin luther king and expand it as i think you've noted. that's not something he needs to work with republicans in congress for. it is something he doesn't need money for, by the way. it is, you're right, a moral agenda. but it is a very left of center argument that he made today about government. and republicans are going to go after him on that. this was a warrior president today. he fought the fight. >> there was a more aggressive tone, you might say. let's play another moment from the speech. >> together we determine that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce. schools and colleges to train our workers. together we discovered that a free market only thrives when our rules to ensure competition and fair play. together we resolve that a great nation must care for the vulnerable and protect its people fro
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
automatically because our debt is going to grow along with our economy from year to year. especially it's going to grow in times when we need to spend a little more to juice our economy. but you know, bernanke has very little credibility with the republican party because republican leadership last year actually sent letters to him saying stop with your quantitative easing and your other extraordinary measures to juice this economy. they're already angry at him, so him saying we should from the debt ceiling is not going to do anything in congress. >> part of the problem is the debt seems to go up and good times and bad times and no one ever seems to have the courage to cut it, but it's a very bipartisan thing in terms of raising it. 76 times it's been raised since 1962. and the number one president in terms of raising it, the winner is ronald reagan at 17 times. that might shock people who like to see him as the paragon of responsible spending. >> we'll start with the deficit, shrinking more rapidly than at any time since the end of the korean war. in the end of december, we had a deficit for th
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Jan 19, 2013 10:00am PST
. defaulting on our fiscal obligations would hit the economy harder than that cliff we narrowly avoided and will face again. a report put out by jpmorgan in 2011 exploited the myth going around a few missed payments would be no big deal. they said any delay by the treasury would have ripple effects similar to the aftermath of the lehman brother collapse. not sure that's true but it's serious. this is all caused by the dell ceiling. the u.s. is the only other country other than denmark that uses this tool. that's why ben bernanke has joined critics questioning why the u.s. needs a debt ceiling. >> i think it would be a good thing if we didn't have it. i don't think that's going to happen. i think it's going to be around. but i hope that congress will allow the government to pay its bills. >> ron brownstein is cnn senior political analyst and editorial director at the "national journal." good to see you. the public debt stands at more than $16 trillion. in and of itself it may not be as serious a problem as some make it out to be, especially when it costs the government about 1.8% a year
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Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. you don't even have to switch. unless you're scared. i'm not scared, it's... you know we can still see you. no, you can't. pretty sure we can... try snapshot today -- no pressure. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning is inauguration day. take a look at the picture of the masses starting to gather on the national mall, here to witness president obama's second public inauguration. our festivities begin at this hour. we're expecting to see the president in roughly 30 minutes or so as he makes his way to mass. john? >> i'm john king. inaugural speeches have been used to set the tone, unite a nation, and to set an example for the rest of the world. we're going to look this morning at the historical significance of today and w
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
are actually going up. the economy's getting a little bit better. the wars are winding down so he does have a shot but most important thing to say is i think he's found his game. >> if you look at president's popularity, his is low. >> one of the lowest in past 20, 30 years but the numbers moving in the right direction. i think he's found his rhythm, found a way to actually play the game in this town. i think he may have a better second term than the first. >> margaret -- >> be careful, my friend. >> is the country more divided than been for other second term presidents? >> the temptation is to say, yes. we are listening to civil right activists saying the country is not as polarized and keep it in perspective but i think everybody has been saying to the president, in terms of legislateively, strike while the iron is hot. traditionally for all presidents, right now. it is the first year of their second term. remember, we had six-year itch. getting to finally the third cycle, 2014, you know, generally the minority -- the house of republicans expecting to gain seats because there's a six-year
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
economy, a second term both bold and bumpy. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to saact in our time. >> reporter: time like history that was fast advancing. joe johns, cnn, washington. >>> that's when the president turned around and said he's not going to see this again. he wanted to take one last look at the crowds. some estimated 800,000 or so. we're not sure of the exact number, who were all there watching, staring back. president obama and the first lady honored reese chbt tradition by crawling out of the limo, strolling down pennsylvania avenue. let's take a look. the crowd before us getting even more excited when they see the first lady and president outside of their limo. waving to the tlung throngs of well wishers lined all along pennsylvania avenue. they followed the footsteps of jimmy carter and rose alyn cart who created the tradition of walking down pennsylvania avenue. they walked the entire way. president obama and the first lady got out of the vehicle twice. now, despite the
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Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
and nancy pelosi in december of 2007. he said the economy is slipping, i need a stimulus and they worked with him to give him the kind he can sign. then 2008, the terrible crisis and it was a very partisan thing in which the bush administration got more support from democrats and republicans in the final vote. then comes the election of barack obama and mitch mcconnell's announcement that his number one agenda item is to defeat president obama. we have, i think, a productive 2009 and 2010 and then in 2010, a group gets elected in the house, in particular, we don't believe in governance. not totally pessimistic. the way to go we've seen in the last three major issues in the house, a split within the republican party where main stream conservatives of the bob dole variety have aligned with the majority of democrats. they've been opposed by a majority of republicans in the house, but not of the whole house and speaker boehner, to his credit, has been allowing a coalition to come together and i hope what happens is that the main stream conservativism of the republican party continue to fight
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Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
. and a lot of republicans say it poisoned the waters. when you look at the agenda now, there's the economy, the deficit, gun control, immigration. what should the president do first to show republicans he's not looking for revenge or looking to pick fights? >> i would say the budget. to make an honest attempt on both sides to try to reduce spending or reduce the growth in spending. that to me is the one place where there is enough on the table that both sides can make progress if they want to. you get into gun control, i basically support the president's program, but he's not going to get very much support at all among republicans for that. that's a good political point for him, but i don't see it going anywhere. as far as the illegal immigration or making it legal or whatever, reform, i would say there's an opportunity, people like marco rubio, for instance, and others, and also you have the chamber of commerce, you have some republican vested interest. i would say the budget and immigration are the two areas, spending and immigration. >> can he get through some simple things on gun contr
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
lawmakers accountable for what they're doing or not doing to the economy. i am the network's chief business correspondent in addition to anchoring the show. it's a title i earned covering economies and businesses and stock marks around the world. you can see me do that every weekday morning on a show called "world business today." next week, i'll be talking to some of the smartest most powerful minds in business who have an impact on your prosperity. let me show you where i'm going. davos is in the eastern part of squitser land in the swiss alps. it is the highest city in europe. a little more than 10,000 people live there, but every year some of the biggest names in business come in for the world economic for forum. it turns out to be the coldest place in europe and maybe the best place to take the temperature of the global economy. i'll be thousands of miles away but not going to forget about my job. my fox will be on what role the u.s. plays in the global economy and what 2013 is going to look like to the global business elite because their decisions will have an impact on investment and
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Jan 15, 2013 8:00am PST
dangerous way to do it because we start playing with everybody in our economy eye lives. so if we hit the debt ceiling and we don't have a bill that changes it, when we hit somewhere around $16.4 trillion worth of gdebt, the government will have to stop spending because of the debt limit. because we take it a whole lot -- we spend a whole lot more money than we take in, the debt ceiling become as real issue pd at government has to stop spending about $100 billion a month. that means the government will have to lay off people and that will mean more unemployment and more pain for people. it also means the government won't be able to pay all 6 it bills and it may stop sending money to the businesses in the united states. some of whom could go bankruptcy because of it. >> critics have said you can list out all of the things that won't get paid respect but in the end it has a massive ripple effect. and yet the house speaker said yesterday the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real, but so, too, are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved.
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> the president will either rise and fall about the economy. >> reporter: obama is off to a head start with his current approval rating higher than his first term average. but he still faces fights over gun control. and immigration reform. >> this is when presidents really get tested, when unexpected things happen and they have to react on the spot, in real time. we get to seat real character of a president. >> just 16 presidents have been elected to a second term, including some of the great ones. obama, the 17th, will now get his shot at greatness, or not. you know, both gentlemen agreed that tackling the economy was first priority. they said in order for president barack obama to leave the democratic party stronger, he has to pass immigration reform. that's what you were talking about a while ago. >> isn't that one of the big questions? is his goal his legacy? or is his goal a democratic legacy? >> one guy said within a year. have you a year to really make your mark. the other guy said maybe two years. >> get into the six-year itch in washington. soledad, the first key comes from the preside
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Jan 19, 2013 4:00am PST
this debt ceiling pretty much to -- you know, as the democrats like to say, to take the economy hostage, to demand spending cuts. they have backed off of that, looking at some plan to raise the debt ceiling at least for the next three months, to give some time for those talks to happen. and there is a big challenge in coming together, because the president still really feels like absolutely, the debt needs to be focus on, it's a huge issue, big priority, but it needs to be done in a balanced way so that all the spending cuts are not focused on programs for those who are most vulnerable. so we'll see. >> so ana, do you think that the debt ceiling will set the tone between the president and congress? >> no. i think we're going to get a short reprieve. i think we're talking about, you know, what the republicans were talking about, i was actually at the gop retreat that maria just referenced and it's a possible three-month extension. but at some point, the problem, the whole problem, has got to be dealt with in a holistic way. the deficit has got to be dealt with. debt has got to be dealt w
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Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
to hold wall street and the big banks accountable and protect consumer and the u.s. economy. >> after all we have been through, i don't believe that rolling back regulations on wall street will help the small businesswoman expand or the laid off construction worker keep his home. >> reporter: republicans in congress want to cut obama era and even bush era regulations which they dismiss as unnecessary red tape. two laws are at issue here. dodd-frank and sarbanes-oxley. dodd-frank is the signature financial reform of president obama's first term. it set up the consumer financial protection bureau to write new rules to prevent fraud and unfair lending practices and put limits on banks deemed too big to fail by monitoring threats and stopping another financial crisis. sarbanes-oxley was a response to a different crisis, the enron accounting scandal of the early 2000s. it set up stricter accounting rules for companies of all sizes. critics say it drives up costs for smaller businesses and restricts growth. what does it mean for small businesss? for the big banks? well, we spoke to a community
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Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> all right. we're getting new information from ktrk, they are both reporting that two -- two suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting incident on the campus of the north harris campus of lone star college outside of houston in harris county, a campus of about 10,000 students. we have not yet independently confirmed what these law enforcement officials are telling our local affiliate. but i wanted to update you on what's going on. we are standing by for a 5:00 p.m. news conference, in half an hour or so. 5:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. central. they said they were searching aed wood area for a suspect. that's when they said they had one suspect in custody but now our affiliates are telling us that two suspects are in custody. we'll see where this is going. we'll update you as more information comes in. >>> other news we're following right now, including a new controversy erupting today in the wake of yesterday's inauguration ceremony here in
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
showdown. budget brinksmanship. that never happens. a down grade for the economy. >> america's credit rating gets a downgrade. >> now, where were we? >> we were here, 2012. election year. what could possibly go wrong? ♪ i'm so in love with you >> how big a deal that the president sings? is it true he has a good voice? ♪ so in love with you >> major developments. >> i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> supreme court holds obama care is constitutional. democrats hold convention, obama holds clinton. campaign push, presidential debate, presidential dud. >> now four years later, we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> presidential improvement. >> i don't look at my pension, it isn't as big as yours. it doesn't take as long. >> presidential victory. a time to look back at sports teams, disaster, promises kept, most troops out of iraq, sports teams, disaster. upheaval, khaddifi dead. sports teams, sports teams, promises broken. guantanamo still open. disaster, tragedy. ft. hood, tucson. >> our hearts are broken by their sudden passing. >> colorado, newtown. >> f
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Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
you might not run, and his answer was, if the economy tanks, if things don't go well, it's not going to be great for me, was his sort of implication. if things work well, let's take a look at it then. and that's where they have to work together to turn the economy around. because that's of course what is going to be -- >> even if he decided not to run, he would keep that a secret as long as he could. because that's his leverage, isn't it, david gergen? we knew in the second term dick cheney was not going to run in the bush years and you saw he lost some foreign policy issuei. if the first year, he was dominant. and he was not as big a force in the republican party because people knew he was not going to be on the electoral battlefield. >> i think that's right, john. from his point of view, what he also -- he has to worry not only about whether hillary clinton's going to get in, not only about his own age and health, he has to worry about the overall success of this partnership. he has a very strong self-interest in seeing barack obama succeed. as you well know, after eight years of o
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Jan 19, 2013 1:30pm PST
've gotten invite after invite. >> two weeks ago i would have said it's quiet this year, the economy, less excitement. and yet in the past four days, i've gotten invitations to things i had no idea were going to happen. things coming out of the woodwork. i don't know what it is. some people are scaling back instead of having big dance parties at night, a lot of corporations are doing brunches. whether that's actually less expensive or whether it's just supposed to look less expensive, i'm not exactly sure. but you are -- >> you think it's about optics. >> perhaps. i mean, that's certainly with the -- having the two official inaugural balls. >> i've seen so much ink about online and print and even on television, about the first lady's haircut. i wonder if this saturday, if people are going into their salons, amy, saying, hey, listen, can i get the -- michelle obama? yeah. >> yeah. >> what do you think? >> yeah, oh, i think so. we've seen the photo. we're going to want to see how the bangs move. that's what we'll be looking for. >> let's see. >> i've got the side sweep. she got the straight
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Jan 20, 2013 2:00pm PST
failures of second terms, wars, bad economies and corruption. and in washington, core run suggesti -- corruption is a dangerous thing, you are arrogant, been around too long, you drink that potomac water that can happen to anyone. the world is unraveling in front of us, the economy still in tough shape. president obama has a tough hand of cards to play here. >> congress is as popular as a root canal. only 7% of the american people have approvehood of congress. i think this president is going to get off to a great start tomorrow. congratulations, barack obama, the people are very excited to be here in washington, d.c. >> congratulations. on that we agree. >> the picture of diversity up here now. let's talk about diversity. the president has got an a lot of criticism for his senior cabinet picks, right? appears to be all white men here, senior adviser, valerie jarrett, an african-american woman, said this to cnn earlier today. let's take a listen. >> his cabinet, when he is finished, and he is far from finished, will have diversity, including women, including people of color. he beli
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Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
important that be just people getting along in this town. they deserve a better economy. he's got to show the willingness to work with anybody but also the willingness to work against anybody who stops him from doing a good job. >> isn't that what republicans who say that compromise is a dirty word and it's important to standby your principles. >> i love paul. he's going to try to strike deals with republicans for big picture governance and get things done. run on politics, defeat republicans, don't worry about the nation and do what he wants to do mr. the final two years. that's what paul is getting at. >> i am for striking deals. >> you're for striking republicans. >> i'm for cuts deals but i'm not for saying everybody should come together because here i am. >> when you say ruthless, if a republican member said be ruthless, people would be screaming at you. >> i wasn't quoting. maybe it was ruthless. >> what that means is cutting deals instead of just saying let's reason together, give them something and take something. do the -- >> okay. >> grimy, realistic sometimes unpleasant work of
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
and is holding our economy hostage right now, he has to be careful about promising too much. >> you think about ronald reagan, and there were some of his speeches we remember to this day, and yet if you think back on the last four years, other than the ones on the campaign trail, i think about newtown, that was where he got emotional, it was a -- it's a different kind of rhetoric and otheration. is it the mantle of president that he feels is different? >> there's nothing tougher to do as a speech giver than what he's about to do. the problem you have when you're dealing with the inaugural address, you have to deal with the present, the past and the future. you have to deal with the audience in front of you. you're going to have a million people in front of you. you're also dealing with people around the world. it's hard to do any of those well, you have to do them at the same time. i think he's going to want to do well tomorrow. i think he knows there are people out there that are going to say, this is the last big speech from obama. unless there's a war or something like that, there's pressure
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> the president will either rise or fall above the economy. >> obama is off to a head start with current approval rating higher than first-term average, but he faces fightsory gun control and immigration reform. >> this is when presidents get tested. unexpected things happen and they have to react almost in real time on the spot. this is when we get to see the true character of a president. >> in the dedication of a nation. >> reporter: just 16 presidents have been elected to a second term, including some of the great ones. obama, the 17th, will now get his shot at greatness or not. >> and one of the highlights of the presidential inauguration are these huge star-studded parties. we'll take you inside the exclusive events after this quick break and it looks like the party has already started behind me. we'll be right back. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
the difficulties he inherited. the economy in a mess, the wars. now he's out there on his own. we'll have to see how it goes. >> i think it was a very aggressive obama speech. >> he's making a bet that america's turning a corner. if we could show, if i could ask our great folks in the control room, to show the wide shot again. the white house. you see across the river. as the sun sets there. i remember standing in that park on 9/11 and watching the smoke. you see the top right of your screen. i remember we were evacuated from the white house on 9/11 and watching the smoke come up from the pentagon in what would be the top right of your screen there. the president in his speech today talked about the war is over. a decade of war is ending. >> yes. >> he is making a bet that america cannot retreat from the world but, heck, can have a different engagement with the world. that both changes foreign policy but it also potentially frees up resources in domestic policy. >> he can use that as a springboard to say now that we have the opportunity, we must seize the moment. he's got this whole -- his wife
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Jan 22, 2013 9:00am PST
it is election day. this is going to sound familiar. a lot of people say the economy, of course, is the biggest concern. most polls show that benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister, scoring a third term win. but conservative likud party lose seats in the parliament. atika shubert watching it from washington. give us a sense, first of all, are people interested? are they passionate? showing up at the polls? >> reporter: they are showing up at the polls. we were at three different polling stations today, saw a good turnout. predicting high voter turnout this year, about an hour ago the official number was more than 55% of eligible voters had cast their vote. and that's more than 5% since the last election. and there is expected to be a late surge with about a half hour left to go before the polls close. so, people are coming out. the question is, who are they voting for? and it's important to remember that the last poll on friday said that 15% of voters were still undecided. so there's still a few surprises, even if netanyahu is forecast to still become the next prime minister, it doesn't mean he
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
? >> god forbid something happens in this country. piers, we have $16 trillion in debt. our economy is teetering. what would happen if our economy collapsed? who is to say what would happen? look at l.a. riots, everything that happened. things happen in this world. >> then there's a reality check. >> this is reality check. >> back in the 18th century, right? let me explain one other thing to you. if your government does turn tyrannical they have 5,000 nuclear war heads at their disposal to come after you and your guns. let's wake up and smell the coffee. >> you know, if they want to drop a bomb in tennessee -- >> let me bring in james fox. >> that's just ludicrous. >> we seem to be focusing too much just on ar-15 and assault weapons. a small percentage of homicides are committed with assault weapons. >> exactly. exactly. >> wait. let me respond to that. because the reason that i've been focused on that, in particular, i'm aware it's a small percentage of the killings in america. last four shootings in america, aurora, oregon shopping mall, firemen lured to their deaths before christ
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Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
, the president had many of these important issues in his in box, but he decided that the economy should have been the big focus. i think he can tackle gun safety laws, immigration, of course continue to improve our economy so that we can get people back on their feet. i think what anna did this past weekend in williamsburg is very important. she was speaking to some of the most powerful republicans in the country. but if they don't listen to her message, they're in trouble. but we're going to fight. >> we've been waiting for four years on immigration reform. it was a promise president obama made he was going do his first year. we're hoepg it get hoping it g first year second term. >> hope soo toe some bipartisan work. >> go have a bipartisan meal right after this. >> ladies, nice to see you. thank you is so much. >> all right. this question, of course, when we come back, we'll be back a little later today, but up next, are your political leaders set to derail an economic recovery? a can't-miss edition of "your money." almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal.
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00pm PST
economy hostage right now, he has to be careful about promising too much. >> you think about ronald reagan, and there were some of his speeches we remember to this day, and yet if you think back on the last four years, other than the ones on the campaign trail, i think about newtown, that was where he got emotional, it was a -- it's a different kind of rhetoric and otheration. is it the mantle of president that he feels is dink? different? >> there's nothing tougher to do as a speech giver than what he's about to do. the problem you have when you're dealing with the inaugural address, you have to deal with the present, the past and the future. you have to deal with the audience in front of you. you're going to have a million people in front of you. you're also dealing with people around the world. it's hard to do any of those well, you have to do them at the same time. i think he's going to want to do well tomorrow. i think he knows there are people out there that are going to say, this is the last big speech from obama. unless there's a war or something like that, there's pressure on him
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Jan 21, 2013 1:00am PST
a better economy. he has to show the willingness to work with anybody, but also the willingness to work against anybody who stops him from doing a good job as president of the united states. that was missing last time. >> isn't that what republicans who say compromise is a dirty word and it's important to stand by your principles? >> well, i love paul, he's outing the president's second term. >> it's the fundamental issue. is he going to strike deals with the president or does he decide that the only way to get things done is to defeat the republicans in the midterm election, to just run on politics, tactically maneuver, defeat republicans, don't worry about the nation, and do what he wants to do in the final two years? >> i am for striking deals, if you watch that movie, lincoln, you're for striking deals -- i'm for cutting deals, but i'm not just for saying everybody should come together because here i am. kumbaya. >> when you say be ruthless, if a republican, if a tea party member said be ruthless people would be screaming at you. >> i said relentless but -- >> anderson said ruthless
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
that the global economy will grow by 3% this year. the revised figure is 2% to 4%. officials largely blame the u.s. and europe for the drop. they said political squabbling over the fiscal glif and the upcoming debt ceiling debate pose big risks to the worldwide economy. the ongoing recession in the euro zone also a factor. >>> and winter weather prompts a state of emergency. salt trucks ran all night long to prevent sleet and freezing rain from the roadways and almost a quarter inch of ice formed on power lines and heavy rain is now causing flooding. >>> facebook's new search tool is surrounded by hype, but others think it might be a dude. it's called graph search and it's a way to search through your facebook network for answers. information google cannot access. you could look for restaurants your friends like, kind of like yelp or look for job connections like on linked-in or you can use it to find singles in your area. steven levy is the senior writer for "wired" magazine. steven, welcome. >> thank you. >> okay, you went to the facebook campus, experimenting with graph search. you interviewe
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Jan 19, 2013 4:30am PST
, foreign affairs, immigration, but those are not so important to americans. the economy, he's at 48%. what's the second most important? the deficit, we know that's been in the news lately, 41%. so it depends on the issue. >> and gun policy is in there as well. that snuck in there. has the president lived up to expectations, do you think, according to our polls? >> we asked just that and you can see from these results, about one in ten, 13% said he has exceeded expectations over the last four years. about four in ten says he's met expectations. a slight majority says yes, he's met or exceeded expectations. at the bottom, almost half said he fell short of expectations. these numbers are a little bit better now than they were a year and a half ago. >> the man with all the numbers for us this morning. paul steinhauser, nice to see you here. this weekend, the focus is on the inauguration, as we've been talking about, but it is the next four years that concern president obama, of course. the problems and the potential pitfalls. oh! progress-oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso so
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
the end of a decade of war, and touted the economy. >> the commitments we may teach each other, these things do not sap our nation, they strengthen us. >> reporter: the president mostly refrained from partisan jabs but appeared to single out his former gop opponent mitt romney with this line. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. ♪ >> reporter: filling the air with patriotism, the voices of kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ >> reporter: there was a poem and prayers. as he left the front of the capitol, a nostalgic president turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. >> reporter: before the president gets back to work, he heads to the washington national cathedral for an interfaith service for prayers to be offered up for the country and the president. it's a tradition that dates back to fdr. soledad. >> dan lothian, thank you. for the night and parties at night, really party mode in the nation's capital, while the number of official parties was scaled back from ten official parties four years ago to two
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
with the economy, social issues and government spending. she'll have four more years in her high profile position as first lady and agenda, all while making a fashion statement doing it. it sounds so shallow, doesn't it? pulitzer prize winning journalist robyn jiovan, good morning. thank you for being here. >> good morning. >> it always sounds so silly when you talk about the first lady's fashion but there is meaning behind it. please expound on that. >> yes, you know, i think it's one of the things that frustrates people within the fashion industry and probably a good deal of people who cover it. there seems t be this idea that these dresses, these suits that people wear and that they buy somehow just sort of drop out of the sky, that they're made by elves or something. we're talking about a $350 billion industry, an industry made up of a tremendous number of small businesses who, that employ actual live people. so to have a conversation about the impact of a first lady really underscoring the american fashion industry is really a conversation about a first lady who is celebrating american busin
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Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
address though he harolded a decade of war, touting a recovering economy and acknowledged the lessons still ahead. >> the commitments we make to each other, these things do not sap our nation. they strengthen us. >> reporter: he gave mitt romney this line. >> they do not make us a nation of tears. ♪ la >> reporter: filling the air what patriotism, kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ the brave there was a poem and prayers. as he left the west front of the capitol, a nostalgic turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look out one more time. >> now there were shades of the campaign that the president winning out, success can't mean that a few people are making it and a growing number are barely scratching by. the president acknowledging that bipartisan -- or the lack of bipartisanship here in washington but noted that everyone needs to work together for the good of the country. john? >> dan, that moment at the end of your piece where the president turned around and looked, that was astounding. 23 seconds he stood there and he gazed out at the national mall to let it sin
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Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
in exchange for not crashing the american economy. >> let's talk about that and more with congressman cathy mcmorris rodgers of washington state. she's a member of the republican leadership in the house. she's chairman of the house republican conference. congresswoman, thanks for coming in. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> of course. i wanted to get your reaction to what the president said there. his point that hays driving over and over again that this is not about authorization new spending and all of this is about paying bills that we've already racked up. so how do you counter that? >> it's the wrong analogy. this is about the credit card being maxed out, and then we're going to the credit card company, and asking to raising that limit even farther. we are talking about future spending. and it is a debate that needs to happen. we need the president to get serious about the out-of-control spending, the record debt that we've accumulated as a country. and we need the federal government to stop spending money that it doesn't have. >> i understand that you are making, republicans are, mak
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